Study: Training for life sciences careers needed
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute today released its final version of a $250,000 state study on how the state can help life sciences companies find qualified employees. Companies have long complained it is difficult to recruit employees such as experienced clinical researchers.
Among the study's recommendations: Produce and retain more graduate students with interdisciplinary training, improve vocational training, and encourage younger students to consider careers in science and technology.
The study was sponsored by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
(By Todd Wallack, Globe staff)